Learn to Skate Classes

The Learn to Skate USA program is the premiere learn to skate program.  AZ ICE Gilbert’s staff adheres to their guidelines, providing a learning environment that motivates skaters to learn proper skating techniques and to enjoy a life-long love of skating!

As with your child’s regular school classes, our goal at AZ ICE Gilbert is to have your skater learn skills correctly before they move to the next level. To maximize your child’s progress, make sure they practice outside of their lessons. Practice sessions are available daily.

Regular attendance and practice habits will help skaters as they attempt to pass their evaluation at the end of the term!

We look forward to skating with you!

AZ Ice Gilbert offers Learn to Skate classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays (for home school only), and Saturdays for your convenience!  For a detailed schedule of lesson times, please click here!


Registrations can be completed with your DASH account! To create an account and register for classes, click here!


LTS Schedule May/June:

Tuesday: July 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (9 classes, $162)

Thursday: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 (9 classes, $162)

Saturday: July 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 (8 classes, $144)

Tuesday Homeschool (9:45 am): July 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (9 classes, $162)

Friday Homeschool (9:45 am): July 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6, 13, 20, 27 (8 classes, $144)

Specialty Classes (see below for details): Tuesdays (9) $180, Thursdays (9) $1680, Saturdays (8) $160

Drop in Classes (Individual 30-minute class): LTS classes $20, specialty classes $24

For a detailed schedule for the May/June session, click here!

 

bluelogoFor insurance purposes, all Learn to Skate participants are required to become USFSA members.

The annual $20 fee covers July 1st through June 30th each calendar year. All new students must pay the registration fee to participate in classes and all current students will renew when registering for this new session.

 


Sessions are generally around two months long. Session prices include weekly 30 minute lessons, skate rentals if needed, and four free public skating passes that can be used by the student or their family and friends.

If you would like to stop by for one or two lessons instead of a whole semester, drop-in classes are $20 (skate rental included). Drop-in specialty classes are $24 (skate rental included)

If you would like to participate in two days per week, there is a 10% discount on the second class. If you are registering more than one child, the second child will receive a 10% discount.

The pricing for specialty LTS classes is listed in the “Specialty Classes” section below.


Learn to Skate Class Descriptions

Snowplow Sam 1-3:  For ages 3-6 who have never skated before. This is a great starting point to learn the basics of skating.  Children will advance through levels 1-3 with each level gradually becoming more challenging.

Basic 1-6:  Introduces skaters to the fundamentals of the sport. These levels cover forward and backward skating, stops, edges, turning and crossovers, as well as fundamental jump and spin techniques. Upon completion, skaters advance to our Pre-Freeskate program.

Pre-Freeskate: Designed for those that are starting to take a serious interest in developing their skating to build from Basic to Freeskate levels!

Freeskate 1-6:  Skaters work on all the necessary skills to prepare them for semi-private and private lessons. This is the point where the skater can decide between competitive and recreational approach to the sport of figure skating.

Adult / Teen 1-6:  Designed for the beginner adult/ teen skater.  Promotes physical fitness and improved balance and coordination on the ice while learning proper skating techniques.  Although divided into levels, the adult/ teen skater will progress at an individual rate while being challenged and motivated.

Adult / Teen  Advanced:  For those Adults and Teens that want to learn higher level skills such as jumps, spins, and take their skating to the next level.

Specialty Classes

Intro to Performance – This class is for All Levels of skaters. Skaters will be introduced to the basics of theatrical performance and begin learning the choreography for our upcoming winter production of The Little Mermaid. To experience performance on ice or get ahead on learning the show, join us Saturday mornings at 11:40 during July and August! Session registration or $24 per drop in class.

Fundamentally FreestyleThis class is for All Levels of skaters planning to advance to private lessons on Freestyle Sessions.  Students will learn jumps and spins in a freestyle setting. Class will focus on jump foundation and technique, spin structure and execution, as well as on ice etiquette and working in a controlled freestyle setting. Session registration or $24 per drop in class.

Power Stroking – Open to All Levels of skaters. This class will work on edge control, balance, speed, and overall stamina with creative techniques. Session registration or $24 per drop in class.

Ice Dance – Designed for  levels Pre-Preliminary and up.  Skaters will learn creative and innovative edges, steps, and turns which will evolve into step sequences that can be used in competitive programs and ice dancing.  Session registration or $24 per drop in class.

Creative Skating (40 min class) – This class is open to All Levels of skaters and will encompass Artistry in Motion (AIM), Theatre on Ice (TOI), and Synchronized Skating! This class is a great segue to those who wish to participate in AZ Ice Gilbert show productions. AIM introduces students to the basic principles and philosophy of choreography, presentation, and performance. TOI also focuses on choreography, skating movements, and the rapport between skaters and/or subgroups of skaters at an introductory level. Synchronized Skating introduces skaters to group skating. This class will work on the 5 basic elements which include The Block, Circle, Line, Wheel, and Intersection. Session registration or $24 per drop in class. Not currently available.

Please note that the availability of specialty classes may change each semester. Always check the current semester schedule to see which classes are available.


Skating School Information

  • ice-skatingAt the beginning of each semester, every student gets a name badge. This badge must be worn to class each week.
  • Each student receives 4 public skate passes. These can be used for public skate admission for the student, and they can also be used for family and friends. These passes are connected to your Dash account and can be used at the front desk when you arrive for a public session. Passes expire at the end of each semester.
  • Each class holds a minimum of 3 students and a maximum of 15
  •  Consecutive levels may be combined if less than 3 students are registered.
  • There are no refunds for any class!
  • If a student misses one class, they have until the end of the semester to make up the class. If it is not made up by then, it cannot be carried over to the next semester.
  • Recommended attire for every student would be loose fitted clothes such as sweat pants and a light jacket. Gloves or mittens are a must.
  • Thin socks are much better than thick socks. It’s best to have to skate fit to the foot and not to the sock.

Standards & Evaluations

628x471_mediumThe Learn to Skate USA program is the premiere learn to skate program. AZ ICE Gilbert staff adheres to their guidelines, providing a learning environment that motivates skaters to learn proper skating techniques and to create a life-long love of skating. As with your child’s  regular school classes, our goal at AZ ICE Gilbert is to have your skater learn skills correctly before they move to the next level. To maximize your child’s progress, make sure they practice outside of their lessons. Practice sessions are available daily. Regular attendance and practice habits will help skaters as they attempt to pass their evaluation at the end of the term.

Email hharrington@azice.com for more information